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Chapter 3 Planning

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1) Planning is a ___________ process of thinking resorted to decide a


course of action which helps achieve the pre-determined objectives
of the organization in future.

A) Simple
B) Complex
C) Intellectual
D) None of the above

2) F.W Taylor in his report Scientific Management has pointed out


that planning is separated from execution .

A) True
B) False

3) Who has defined Planning as an ability to visualize a future


process and its results.

A) H. Fayol
B) J.P Barger
C) Kast & Rosenzweig
D) Cyril L Hudson

4) As per __________ planning is , in essence, the exercise of


foresight.

A) H. Fayol
B) J.P Barger
C) Kast & Rosenzweig
D) Hamilton Church

5) As per Allen A plan is a ________ laid to capture _________

A) Trap, Market
B) Trap, Future
C) Method, Market
D) Method, Consumer

6) Which of the following is not a characteristic of planning.

A) Saving for the future


B) Looking into the future
C) Finding the best alternative out of many alternatives
D) Being a continuous process
7) Planning is done for a specific period

A) True
B) False

8) Planning is required at ______ level of management

A) Top
B) Bottom
C) Middle
D) All

9) Planning helps bring the following changes

A) It converts uncertainty into certainty


B) Helps in archiving goals set by the organization
C) Helps in reducing competition
D) All of the above

10) By nature planning is

A) In efficient
B) Rigged
C) All of the above
D) None of the above

11 ____________ is a key trait of planning

A) Flexibility
B) Movability
C) Maneuverability
D) Predictability

12) Planning is important in

A) Managing co-ordination
B) Getting Best results in minimum cost
C) Manage Objectives of the organization
D) All of the above

13) Planning helps to convert uncertainty into _________

A) Complexities
B) Opportunities
C) Certainty
D) Milestones
14) By not planning an organization might face

A) Glory
B) Failure
C) Profit
D) Litigation

15) Planning increases red tapism

A) True
B) False

16) Which of the following as the advantages of Planning

A) Prevents hasty judgment


B) It motivates
C) All of the above
D) None of the above

17) Analysis of external and internal environment, Determination of


objectives, examination of alternative course of action are part of

A) TQM
B) Kaizen
C) Planning
D) Six Sigma

18) The term ___________ includes fixing time limit for performance ,
allocation of work to individual and work schedule.

A) Follow up and evaluation


B) Action programmes
C) Sequence of activities
D) Alternate course of action

19) A course of action is not determined according to the prevailing


circumstances

A) True
B) False

20) Objective plans , standing plans and master plans are

A) Types of planning
B) Objectives of planning
C) Characters of Planning
D) Methods of planning
21) Basic plans are also known as

A) Standing Plans
B) Master Plan
C) Objective plan
D) Primary plan

22) Standing plans are divided in which two categories

A) Standard and Complex


B) Repetitive and Non Repetitive
C) Coherent and non coherent
D) Impulsive and compulsive

23)______________ covers the entire course of action along with


consideration of time and strategy

A) Standing Plans
B) Master Plan
C) Objective plan
D) Primary plan

24) Inflexibility, Unsuitability, time consuming are the


_________________ of Planning

A) Merits
B) Traits
C) Limitations
D) Characters

25) Planning is fully based on ______________

A) The planner
B) Forecastes
C) Management
D) Situation

26) The Planning process is inexpensive and affordable

A) True
B) False

27) Capital investment, political climate, trade unions and


technological changes are the limitations of

A) SWOT analysis
B) PEST analysis
C) Planning
D) Six sigma
28) Expense is an ___________ in planning

A) Objective
B) Obstacle
C) Associate
D) Accomplice

29) Recurrence of problems, unreliability of forecasts , loss of


initiative are

A) Limitation of Planning
B) Obstacles in Planning
C) Results of Planning
D) Demerits Of Planning

30)Planning is similar to Forecasting


A) True
B) False

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